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How did you learn to swim? Probably not from a book illustrated with graphic woodcuts of naked Renaissance men. In this episode of English history podcast Rude Tudors, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and comic actress Nicole Keating explore a period guide to the aquatic arts. Learn about the best places to take a dip, the proper conditions to avoid danger, and even learn a new stroke or two. Find out the answers to...
Take a peek into summer fun during the time of Shakespeare and Elizabeth I.
Just when things started to feel familiar in the Renaissance, this episode comes along to shock you out of it. Explore the brutal yet educational world of blood sports in early modern English history. Using a variety of animals to bait each other was a popular pastime that also made its way to country manors, royal courts, and even the playhouses of Shakespeare's London.
In this episode, find out the answers to the following questions:
Join literary historian Liz Rodriguez and comic actress Nicole Keating as they interrogate the complicated history of blood sports.